What a wonderful night for America!
I feel such joy and pride and happiness for my country on this very historic night.
We have just elected an exceptional man as our next president. He has a very tough job ahead of him, but, for the first time in a very long time, I feel such confidence and hope about our future.
Beyond partisan politics, I believe that Obama has the ability to unite and inspire, and to help heal the divides among us. I know that McCain's supporters at A2K are not sharing my great happiness right now. But I hope we can all share in the pride of seeing our country progress to elect our first African American president. Fifty years ago, I would not have thought I would live to see this night. It does reflect the fulfillment of the American dream, and I hope it helps the world to view us differently. And I also hope that those who are skeptical about Senator Obama's policies or experience will find reason to feel confidence in his leadership once he has been in office.
I am so excited right now, I wish the inauguration were tomorrow.